Bachelor of education (intermediate/secondary)

Faculty: Education Campus: St. John's
Length: One year (Three semesters)
Practical experience: Two-week early internship and a one-semester internship placement 
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The bachelor of education (intermediate/secondary) is a 51 credit hour, second degree program designed to prepare teachers of grades 7-12. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be qualified to teach in your designated academic disciplines. This full-time, professional program, which extends over three consecutive semesters, is intended for candidates who have completed an appropriate bachelor's degree. It includes a two-week early internship and a one-semester internship placement. 

French as a second language option is available.

Academic disciplines

A limited number of program spaces are allocated to each academic discipline:

  • biochemistry
  • biology
  • business studies
  • Canadian studies
  • chemistry
  • Earth sciences
  • economics
  • English
  • environmental science
  • French
  • general science
  • geography
  • history
  • mathematics (may include statistics)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador studies
  • physical education
  • physics
  • political science
  • religious studies
  • theatre arts (only offered every two years)
  • visual arts (only offered every two years)

Admission requirements

IntakeApplication deadlineDocument deadline
Fall (September) semester Jan. 15 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 14

To apply for admission into the Faculty of Education, indicate your desired degree option in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission

To be considered for admission, you must have:

  • been awarded an approved bachelor’s degree from Memorial University or a university recognized by Memorial University
  • completed 36 credit hours in an approved academic discipline (business studies, Newfoundland and Labrador studies and religious studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement)
  • completed 24 credit hours in a second approved academic discipline
  • achieved an overall average of at least 65% in each of the sets of courses chosen above

Consideration will be given to the courses for which you are registered at the time of application. If you are registered in the final semester of your first bachelor’s degree program during the winter semester, you must have satisfied the academic requirements set out above, upon completion of your first degree program.

If you're completing a degree from a university other than Memorial University, you must submit an official transcript denoting the award of your first degree. You must supply transcripts indicating winter semester grades no later than June 15.

If you will have completed all requirements for admission by the end of the spring semester of the year that admission is being sought, your application will be considered as time and resources permit.

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Additional documents required for admission

Your application to the bachelor of education (intermediate/secondary) will require you submit the following:

  • personal statement (included as part of the online application)
  • academic and non-academic references
  • official transcript(s)

The Faculty of Education provides full details on supporting documents required for admission.

Sample courses

ED 4005 - Effective Teaching and Learning Environments
ED 4390 - Diversity, Social Justice, Teaching and Learning
ED 4427 - Professional Leading and Learning in the School Organization

Career opportunities

Our graduates teach in schools worldwide, where they enjoy considerable success in their chosen profession. The skills developed during this program will open up many other career paths. Our graduates also occupy leadership positions in other educational (non-school), business and industry settings.